Strata with Asparagus, Sausage, and Fontina

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This weekend I helped to host a baby shower for Mike’s cousin at our house. I was in charge of the food, and I was pretty nervous about it. I get nervous anytime I have to cook for anyone except mike, and making brunch...

Yellow Cupcakes with Sticky Chocolate Icing

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I had high hopes for these cupcakes. I got the recipe from the pioneer woman (check out her website if you never have – it’s one of my favorites!), and they looked amazing. Light, moist yellow cupcakes topped with a sticky fudgy icing –...

Grilled Vegetable Quesadillas

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Last week I decided to try a new version of quesadillas. Our normal recipe is pretty simple – cook chicken, mix with salsa, create quesadilla with chicken and cheese. It doesn’t get much easier than that. But I had a recipe for grilled vegetable...

Black Raspberry Muffins

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I think these might be my new go-to berry muffin recipe. They are so good!  Thanks to some hard work berry picking with my parents over the summer, I have bags of black raspberries in the freezer that are just begging to be eaten. I...

Cheese Straws

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These are seriously somewhat addictive. At least that’s my opinion – I don’t think Mike was a huge fan, but I probably could have eaten half the batch last night after they came out of the oven. They taste like a slightly spicy, better...

Green Smoothies

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  Don’t be alarmed by the color, but this is, in fact, a green smoothie. You might ask what would take a perfectly good smoothie and make it the color of spinach, and the answer is, surprisingly enough, spinach. Yes, I have learned through...

Strawberry Shortcake

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My parents and my grandma came to visit last weekend, a couple days after my dad’s birthday. To celebrate their arrival (it had been many months since they were last here) and also my dad’s birthday, I made one of his favorite desserts –...

Oreo and Fudge Ice Cream Cake

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For memorial day, we had a picnic at Mike’s parents’ house, and I was in charge of bringing dessert. This dessert is really easy to make, looks somewhat impressive, and tastes great. The recipe uses ice cream sandwiches to make it easy to assemble...

Blueberry Buttermilk Cake

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This is a great tasting, easy to make cake. As soon as I saw the recipe, I knew I had to make it. Mike and his dad have spent the last couple of days working on our bathroom – tiling the countertop and painting...

Double Chocolate Cookies

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If you’re looking for a soft, chewy, fudgy, chocolatey, cookie – look no futher! This recipe comes from Mike’s cousin and as soon as I tasted them I knew I needed to make them. I wasted no time in asking for the recipe and making them as birthday...